The Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has directed the Delta Commissioner of Police to investigate Harrison Gwamnishu, an Asaba-based human rights activist, over alleged fraud.
In a memo with reference number CB:7000/I GP.SEC/ABJ.VOL.628/412 dated 15 May 2023, signed by CSP Idris Abdullahi Abubakar, the principal secretary, and obtained by the NOHR, the IGP directed the Delta state police boss to investigate the matter.
A group of 17 human rights groups led by the Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre (RULAAC) last week petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, alleging millions of naira fraud by Gwamnishu. The group alleged that Gwamnishu, whom they described as a “self-acclaimed human rights activist” and the Director General of Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation, defrauded an Indonesia-based Nigerian businessman, Nnaji Franklin Ifeanyi, of N6million in pretense to help him recover his land in Owerri, Imo State.
Since the allegation, RULAC said it has received at least ten more complaints from the public, accusing Mr. Gwamnishu of fraud.